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'Northern France seascape'

Welcome to the subject guide for Languages: French.

Photo credit: 'Northern France seascape' by Patrick Bouquet via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

London Met epacks

London Met epacks are produced by London Metropolitan University. They offer a range of online blended learning activities aimed at beginner and intermediate levels. The following epacks are available:

French - beginner levels 1 and 2, Intermediate level 1

You can access these by typing in Londonmet epacks into Library Search, or direct via the London Met epacks link below.

In both cases you will be asked for your SHU username and password.

French Language and Grammer Websites

Online newspapers via Nexis

You can access many foreign newspapers electronically by using the database Nexis. 

Nexis provides online access to a huge range of national and regional newspapers for France and French speaking countries, including:

  • Le Monde
  • Le Matin
  • La Tribune
  • Le Figaro
  • Le Temps
  • L'Express
You can access Nexis via the  A-Z List of  Databases on the Library Gateway.

Where to find books in Adsetts Library

The languages collection can be found on level 3 in Adsetts Library. There is a section for French which contains language learning books and CDs, dictionaries and some books about the history, politics and culture of France. There are also some films.

You can also find books in English about France and travel guides in Adsetts Library as follows:

Living and working in France 914.4

Guidebooks / travel – France  914.404

Guidebooks / travel – Paris 914.43604

History of France 944

Geography of France  914.4

Economics (France) 330.944

Print journals

The following print journals are available in the level 3 languages collection in Adsetts Library.

  • Ca m'interesse
  • Le Capital
  • Le Monde Dossiers et Documents
  • Le Point
  • Nouvel Economiste
  • Nouvel Observateur
  • Reponse a tout